EDGE offers tailored programs designed to develop the skills, networks and expertise you need to launch a new venture and help it grow. Learn more about each of our programs below.
You’re a Sheridan student curious about entrepreneurial and changemaking skills, knowledge and mindsets. You’d like to explore how these skills can help you create your own venture or work in an existing venture. You’re ready to learn and apply the new skills gained.
Check out Explore if:
Tailored EDGE creativity and idea generation workshops and events
Access to the EDGE-ncy
Membership in the EDGE community
Access to the EDGE Hub
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Leap Startup League
This unique program is offered as a partnership between EDGE and the University of Toronto Mississauga's ICUBE incubator.
You’re an aspiring social enterprise founder or impact start-up team looking to take the leap on an idea. You’re ready to design the business model to support your social venture, create prototypes and explore sustainable ways this idea might someday pay the bills.
Check out Leap Startup League if:
One-on-one mentorship with industry experts
Access to the resources of two vibrant incubators at one time
Impact-oriented business, branding, and communications training
Financial and legal information sessions
EDGE and ICUBE UTM Belt of Recognition and membership perks
Your social venture is in motion: your product or service is outlined, your impact is clear, you understand your customers' challenges at a deep level and your sights are set on revenue. You may be asking yourself, what’s next? It’s time to Rise! This 12-month program focuses on high-value, high-intensity support for social venture founders, customized to your venture’s stage of growth. We’ll help you focus so you can create an impactful, profitable and sustainable venture. You’ll have the chance to learn in small groups of diverse and like-minded founders while growing your impact and advancing your ambitious goals.
Check out Rise if:
Individualized coaching focused on people, planet and profit valued at $6,000
Support from seasoned mentors who collaborate to ensure your venture’s success.
Practical problem-solving support and introductions to key networks
Help to drive customer leads for your venture using proven digital marketing strategies
Access to a dynamic cohort of fellow impact entrepreneurs at similar stages of growth
Co-op on the EDGE
Co-op on the EDGE is a new approach to co-op for Sheridan students looking to build their own ventures. This unique, hands-on experience will put your innovation and creativity to work as you develop entrepreneurial knowledge and leadership competencies. Mentorship, training sessions and access to a collaborative community of entrepreneurs will help support you on your journey. This is an unpaid co-op opportunity and your venture idea must have an alignment with your program of study.
Check out Co-op on the EDGE if:
Tailored bootcamp sessions
Access to EDGE and external partner workshops
Group and 1:1 mentoring
Access to the EDGE workspace
Social Impact Catalyst
The EDGE Social Impact Catalyst powered by RBC Future Launch seeks changemakers aged 15-29 whose project or ventures tackle climate change and environmental sustainability. This program has been made possible with the generous support of RBC Future Launch, a proud partner of Sheridan and EDGE.
Check out Social Impact Catalyst if:
Virtual community and networking opportunities
Group and 1:1 mentoring
Promotion of your venture